All on the UK List:
Please see this message from W4ABC regarding Yahoo Groups policy, and if
it applies to you I suggest you check you yahoo mail boxes.
noticing shrinking membership numbers on several lists over the past few
weeks. I found that YahooGroups had made a change early in July
concerning the way they treat subscribers who 'soft bounce'. List
owners and moderators used to have the ability to throw those members who
appeared on the membership 'bouncing' page - back on the list. No
more! Your mailbox fills up and you're out! The owner or
moderator has to sift through the bouncing list and individually request
that you be reinstated.
If you own, moderate or are using an alias email address on YahooGroups,
consider the following...
YAHOO SUSPENDING ACCOUNTS WITH
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Whether you are a long time user of YahooGroups! or are new to the
concept, YahooGroups! made some important changes in the say they deal
with 'bouncing' email at the beginning of July. This could effect
your subscription to this and all other groups that you are subscribed
It is particularly important for those who have subscribed to this or any
other group utilizing the Yahoo email address that was offered. If
in fact you do find yourself selecting your Yahoo email address as your
mail delivery address, all messages originating from this and possibly
other YahooGroups! groups, (including any SPAM) are being sent to
that email account that you as a member either do not realize you have,
or never check - so that it quickly fills up, reaches its quota, and then
begins bouncing messages. At that point Yahoo suspends discussion group
subscriptions. Thats YOU!
As an example, my email address is
myemail@... , but as a byproduct
of subscribing to YahooGroups!, I also have
myemail@... available for my
use. If I've elected to have my 'groups' mail sent to my Yahoo
email address and I dont go to Yahoo.com (click on 'Mail' at the top of
the screen) on a regular basis and view the email in my Yahoo in box, I
may well find that Im no longer receiving email from the groups that I
subscribed to because my in box is full! It must be
In the past few weeks Yahoo has suspended many group memberships.
Most of these are Yahoo.com email accounts but it can happen with any
email address thats found to have a full in box. It happens all
the time to folks who go on vacation!
Yahoo has always had a system for automatically suspending the
subscriptions of members whose email accounts bounce messages sent to
them. Bouncing may occur because an email account has been deactivated or
because it has reached its limit in terms of the number of messages it
After a period of time, if the bouncing member does not resolve the
problem and reactivate the subscription, it will be cancelled.
Recently Yahoo.com has changed its system for identifying and suspending
bouncing accounts with the result that many more accounts are being
suspended while group owners and moderators can no longer unbounce a
subscription but rather ask for a notice to be sent to the
subscriber who may not receive the notice (catch 22) because the account
is bouncing messages!
The changes in this system might be suspending members' subscriptions
without the member being notified so as to afford them an opportunity to
preserve their membership from being deleted. Many of the
"over quota" accounts are Yahoo.com email accounts.
If you have a Yahoo.com email account, or any account where you receive
your messages, be sure to check it regularly and clean it out so that it
does not go over quota. This is necessary with Hotmail.com or any other
For those of you who regularly log onto
and read your groups mail from the website but utilize your Yahoo email address as a method of avoiding the email that flows from your YahooGroups! account - to the email address that youve registered with your Internet Service Provider
your in box at Yahoo may well be getting full!
Receive your YahooGroups! mail at home -
Click on a group under Group Name while youre visiting the http://groups.yahoo.com/mygroups page and then click on Edit My Membership in the right hand corner. Move down to the Email Address line and choose another email address by unselecting your Yahoo email address
preferably the email address youve registered with your ISP. It would seem that with the changes made at the beginning of July, directing your email to your Yahoo email in box might well have become more of a liability than a benefit.
Receive no mail from YahooGroups!
While on the above page look for the line labeled: Message Delivery, choose No Mail if you will be reading your mail directly from the web page. In the event you choose this option, it doesnt really matter what email address that you use as no mail is being sent anywhere to mistakenly overfill an in box.
If this message looks like it is addressed to you... go to www.yahoo.com and click on mail to see what hiding in you in box.
If you have any questions regarding the changes that YahooGroups! has made regarding the unsubscription of bouncing members, give me a holler.